Summer Beach Beauty 101

curly hair and beach hat

image by Brad Olson for Luca Magazine.
Makeup by Corinna Cooke, hair by Andy Biggs, styled by Risa Kostis

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Summer beach beauty is all about skin and simplicity. The complexion needs to glow and not be weighed down with heavy makeup.

If bare skin feels a little too naked try using  BB Cream or a water gel foundation such as Makeup Forever Water Blend Face and Body, which is designed to look like natural skin. (Available at

Brows should be soft and not over-sculpted, eyes understated with just a little smudgy liner and a really good waterproof mascara. Try Diorshow Blackout Waterproof if you want some big, fabulous lashes!

Add a pop of color with a bright lip. If you are going for a red lip this summer choose and orange based red if you are a warm toned girl or a pinky red if you have a cool skin tone. Deep blue reds and warm brown reds are too heavy for summer.

Embrace your curls with products from Ouidad. Moisture Lock leave in conditioner helps keep your curls hydrated and Botanical Boost spray breathes new life back into yesterday’s curl. Choose a chic hat with a big brim to protect your face from the sun, like this Brixton hat from

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